Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 62 90
Rank change year-on-year +18 +28 -32
Contract jobs citing QA 67 52 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 5.47% 4.12% 1.44%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 52.34% 40.94% 14.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 44 13
Oxfordshire median daily rate £475 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -3.03% +25.00%
10th Percentile £369 £310 £178
90th Percentile £550 £481 £436
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +10.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £33.65 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +34.61% +11.11% +62.51%

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 128 127 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 10.46% 10.06% 9.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 87 86
Oxfordshire median daily rate £438 £403 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.70% +11.42% -5.56%
10th Percentile £250 £226 £170
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £387
% change year-on-year - +3.36% +10.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 3
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £55.00 £36.25 £67.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.72% -46.30% +419.23%
10th Percentile £12.70 £17.46 £24.37
90th Percentile £77.50 £48.75 £76.25
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £21.55
% change year-on-year +25.00% -7.19% +26.76%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Oxfordshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing QA in Oxfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Oxfordshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in Oxfordshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA in Oxfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Oxfordshire

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Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Oxfordshire region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford +6 50 £510 +24.39% 7
Kidlington -1 8 £500 +11.11% 1
QA
South East

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Oxfordshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 55 (82.09%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (62.69%) Test Automation
3 41 (61.19%) Java
4 36 (53.73%) Amazon AWS
5 33 (49.25%) Continuous Integration
6 29 (43.28%) TDD
7 28 (41.79%) BDD
7 28 (41.79%) SDLC
8 26 (38.81%) Jenkins
8 26 (38.81%) Scrum
8 26 (38.81%) Web Services
9 23 (34.33%) Salesforce.com
9 23 (34.33%) JIRA
10 21 (31.34%) Kanban
11 18 (26.87%) API Testing
12 17 (25.37%) SOA
13 15 (22.39%) JUnit
13 15 (22.39%) Git (software)
14 14 (20.90%) Microsoft Azure
14 14 (20.90%) Confluence
15 13 (19.40%) HTML5
15 13 (19.40%) MongoDB
15 13 (19.40%) SoapUI
15 13 (19.40%) Grunt
15 13 (19.40%) Scalatra
15 13 (19.40%) New Relic
15 13 (19.40%) Web Application Development
15 13 (19.40%) Domain-Driven Design
15 13 (19.40%) Groovy
15 13 (19.40%) Time Management

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (20.90%) Confluence
2 10 (14.93%) JBoss
3 9 (13.43%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.99%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 36 (53.73%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (20.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.49%) Google Cloud Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (19.40%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 26 (38.81%) Jenkins
2 23 (34.33%) JIRA
3 15 (22.39%) Git (software)
3 15 (22.39%) JUnit
4 13 (19.40%) Grunt
4 13 (19.40%) gulp
4 13 (19.40%) IntelliJ
4 13 (19.40%) SoapUI
5 10 (14.93%) Maven
5 10 (14.93%) Talend Open Studio
6 8 (11.94%) Selenium
7 5 (7.46%) Cucumber
7 5 (7.46%) JMeter
8 4 (5.97%) LoadRunner
8 4 (5.97%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (16.42%) Billing
1 11 (16.42%) Publishing
2 2 (2.99%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 15 (22.39%) Developer
2 11 (16.42%) Analyst
3 10 (14.93%) QA Leader
3 10 (14.93%) Tester
4 9 (13.43%) Java Developer
4 9 (13.43%) Test Leader
5 7 (10.45%) QA Engineer
5 7 (10.45%) QA Tester
6 6 (8.96%) Architect
6 6 (8.96%) Salesforce Analyst
6 6 (8.96%) Salesforce Architect
6 6 (8.96%) Salesforce Developer
6 6 (8.96%) Salesforce Solution Architect
6 6 (8.96%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (7.46%) Agile Tester
7 5 (7.46%) Business Analyst
7 5 (7.46%) Business Solution Architect
7 5 (7.46%) Consultant
7 5 (7.46%) Salesforce Business Analyst
7 5 (7.46%) Salesforce Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (38.81%) Web Services
2 13 (19.40%) AngularJS
2 13 (19.40%) CSS
2 13 (19.40%) Dropwizard
2 13 (19.40%) HTML
2 13 (19.40%) HTML5
2 13 (19.40%) Hystrix
2 13 (19.40%) React
2 13 (19.40%) Scalatra
2 13 (19.40%) SOAP
3 12 (17.91%) Play Framework
4 4 (5.97%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.49%) REST
5 1 (1.49%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.45%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.48%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.48%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (4.48%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.48%) Solaris
2 1 (1.49%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (82.09%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (62.69%) Test Automation
3 33 (49.25%) Continuous Integration
4 29 (43.28%) TDD
5 28 (41.79%) BDD
5 28 (41.79%) SDLC
6 26 (38.81%) Scrum
7 21 (31.34%) Kanban
8 18 (26.87%) API Testing
9 17 (25.37%) SOA
10 13 (19.40%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 13 (19.40%) Domain-Driven Design
10 13 (19.40%) Front End Development
10 13 (19.40%) Pair Programming
10 13 (19.40%) Refactoring
10 13 (19.40%) Software Engineering
10 13 (19.40%) SOLID
10 13 (19.40%) Time Management
10 13 (19.40%) Web Application Development
10 13 (19.40%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 41 (61.19%) Java
2 13 (19.40%) Groovy
2 13 (19.40%) JavaScript
3 11 (16.42%) Apex Code
3 11 (16.42%) SQL
4 4 (5.97%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (19.40%) Degree
2 3 (4.48%) PMI Certification
2 3 (4.48%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.94%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.99%) ECSS
2 2 (2.99%) GDPR
Vendors
1 23 (34.33%) Salesforce.com
2 13 (19.40%) New Relic
3 10 (14.93%) Talend
4 4 (5.97%) HP
5 3 (4.48%) Oracle
6 2 (2.99%) Microsoft